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Aircraft Assembly Line Thought

I have been studying the following simple case:

An aircraft assembly line is organized as a flow production process with a certain takt time. The total flow-time for assembly, painting and flight test is 25 days. The paint process takes 4-5 days, depending on the customer specific paint schema (due

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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look dif

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Definition of Terms

I was speaking with an experienced electrician that was working on HVDC transmission switch gear for some wind turbines. Since I know very little about HV transmission I was asking some questions about the workings. We were discussing coronas and lightning and several topics on HV power lines. But h
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Mass Sign and Effects

Since I met the Maxwell equations (oh God, half a century ago) I wonder if given the similarity between electrostatic and gravitational formels there would exist a non conservative, rotational field derived from masses in movement. As all masses have same sign and are attracted each other, this fiel
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Automatic Transfer Switch

Hi , I am technical professional and want to enquire about the automatic transfer switch technical paramenter and whos ATS is best in the market and why looking for a range in around 160 A-400A only , we have abb, hpl , socomec and L&T in this but which you suggest me use in the project and why
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Equation For Comparing Flow Rates of Canal as a Function of Inflow Flow Rate?

Hello, I am conducting a research project which analyzes flow rates of open channels. In one particular portion of the project, I am analyzing an open channel that is receiving inflow from a separate source. Let us say for the purpose of this question that the flow rate of the water coming out from
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White Color Scale Removal in Domestic Water PVC Pipes

Hi all, I am from Andhra Pradesh state ,India. white colour scale is accumulating inside our domestic pvc pipes and its blocking or lowering the water flow. Is there any safe chemical or method to remove that scale with out replacing pipes.Please learn that , As its drinking water pipes we need safe
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Ep. 136 – Welcome to WordPress

WordPress powers 27% of the web, with sites big and small leveraging the popular platform. Developer Ptah Dunbar, also known as “Pirate”, gives us a tour of the platform, its thriving community, and the realities of being employed as a WordPress developer.

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WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress core contributor and web strategy consultant.

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Ep. 135 – The Michael Jordan of Tech Talks (Kim Crayton)

In just over a year, Kim’s spoken at eight meetups, ten conferences, had talks accepted at three more, and has four upcoming talks already lined up. And she’s just getting started. She shares how presenting at meetups became an accidental launchpad for her speaking career at conferences, how she uses her past career in education to create unique tech talks, and how speaking has provided her incredible opportunities, like traveling the world for free.

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Kim Crayton

Kim, a Community Engineer, has years of experience working with learners of all ages, skill levels, and abilities. She is now using her knowledge to develop technical people, ideas, organizations, and communities.

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Ep. 133 – Building Robot Vacuum Cleaners: An Intro to Embedded Systems (Chris Svec)

Chris’s job sounds impressive. After over a decade working in tech, he’s designed microprocessors and now helps build robot vacuum cleaners. He’s at the intersection of hardware and software in a space called embedded systems. We explore this field, get a solid intro to working with chips, and discuss the many ways a codenewbie can start learning more about the fascinating world of embedded systems.

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Chris Svec

Chris Svec is an embedded software engineer at iRobot where he works on the Roomba vacuuming robot and other robots. He started his career designing x86 chips and later moved up the hardware/software stack into embedded software. He knows that bugs always show up at interfaces, which is why he thinks about things like empathy and people as well as bytes and protocols. Chris has a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University.